Happy Sunday ladies. It seems frivolous to talk about clothes with everything that’s going on, but we do need to get dressed and it’s a great distraction so let’s indulge. I needed to be at the mall to walk in the Talbots fashion show on Thursday. As I was leaving I popped into Nordstrom for a quick dressing room diaries. This may be my last for a little while so I hope you enjoy.
If you’re new here, drd is when I go into stores and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25 who wears a size larger than zero. For reference, I am 5’4″ and have an inverted triangle shape. I weigh 147 pounds and have broad shoulders with straight, slim hips. My torso and arms are long.
With spring in the air, I gravitated to color and started with this look.
NYDJ makes multiple variations of this popular blouse in zillions of colors. Plus version here. This is the 3/4 sleeve perfect blouse in “Ocean Drive”. I’m wearing a regular in a medium. It’s available in 16 other colors. It runs large so order down one size. The leggings are like a breath of spring air. They’re very slim fitting with lift tuck technology to keep everything in place. I’m wearing a 6 which is snugger than I like so they fit true to size.
These are NYDJ straight leg Marilyn jeans. I have and love the fit of these jeans. Mine is in a very deep wash so I’m loving the switch to this water-conscious Belle Isle, pale wash. I’m wearing an 8 regular which are miles too long so I folded the bottom under. These jeans stretch out with wear, so size down. This sweater is really lovely! Soft and lightweight with a tie-dye of soft blues. I’m wearing a regular in a medium so it runs true to size. The petite would also fit, but because I have a long torso, I would opt for regular length.
Here are the same jeans as above in a size 6 which fits me better. The top is a perfect tank to wear with jeans or you could dress it up. Nic+Zoe makes some of the nicest linen cardigans and this is no exception. I like the longer length of this one. It has no closure so I just wrapped the front. Notice my legs look longer with the tank tucked in but you can get a similar proportion by wearing short over long the way I tied this cardi.
I’m having a real thing about dresses this spring. In fact, I bought 2 at Talbots which you’ll see soon. This shirtdress by Nic+Zoe is a bold print with black, white and very pale blue. I’m wearing a medium in regular which fits but it’s too long for me. Dresses look best when hemmed to a spot where your leg narrows.
I loved this twist front dress but it’s made for a woman with curvier hips than me;( The twist at the waist makes this very flattering. I’m wearing a petite large which is a better length than the other dress, but even in petite medium, it would have too much fabric for straight hips. This is a great casual dress you could top with a blazer to and wear to work or white keds and run around town.
This open-front tweed jacket is a great piece for casual or dresses up for the office. It has no closure and is meant to be worn open. I’m wearing a petite in medium, which fits but has no stretch so I would go up one size for comfort. I wore the white tank and jeans into the store.
This darling little jacket is too large for me. I’m wearing a medium in regular length but would be better in the petite. Plus size here It’s meant to be more cropped than this and the sleeves are meant to be bracelet length. It’s a fun little jacket to pop over a tee and jeans or a summer dress that needs a little extra shoulder coverage.
Until things settle down, I down expect to be doing drd in the near future.
Thanks for reading and stay safe.